The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday in Abuja, said that the “spontaneous and overwhelming acceptance” accorded its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the South East and other geo-political zones in the country has made President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, jittery.
Igbo leaders under various partisan and non-partisan groups had on Wednesday openly endorsed the candidacy Atiku and his running mate, Peter Obi.
The leaders from the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Igbo Leaders of Thought, the political elite, the intelligentsia, women groups amongst others premised their endorsement on Atiku’s promise of restructuring.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP National Publicity Secretary in a statement said Atiku’s acceptance showed the resolve of Nigerians across board to vote out the current government.
His words, “The PDP is aware of how this acceptance has sent jitters to the APC and President Buhari having belied claims that Mr. President and the APC were making inroads into the Southeast.
“With the assemblage of all leaders of note in every sector from all the five states of the Southeast receiving our candidate, it is settled that President Buhari and the APC do not have any support in the zone.
“The PDP commends the people of the Southeast and Nigerians in general for their courage in collectively resolving to rally with Atiku and our other candidates to rescue our nation from shackles of the Buhari administration and return her to the path of good governance, national cohesion and economic prosperity”.